IEEE-USA offers resources to assist tech-based entrepreneursThe new IEEE-USA Entrepreneurs Village is an online portal designed to provide high-tech entrepreneurs with tools and resources conducive to innovation and company growth. It links high-tech entrepreneurs with their peers, and prospective entrepreneurs with mentors.
Village members can seek advice and information on such topics as organization, funding, marketing, human resources, asset requirements, growth, best practices, and legal and government issues. A search engine will assist you in finding the right match to your needs. Experienced entrepreneurs are encouraged to become mentors.
IEEE-member entrepreneurs who make up the IEEE-USA Entrepreneurial Activities Committee (EAC) administer the virtual village. "The Village allows you to conduct live chats and exchange useful Web links and articles with other entrepreneurs," said David Ostfeld, who co-chairs EAC with Mauro Togneri. "The networking and knowledge-gathering capabilities are endless."
The interactive Village provides access to networking and resources that will help new and established business owners. Members can post discussion items, link to articles, meet other entrepreneurs and find out about local entrepreneurial groups already established within U.S. IEEE Sections.
"Seventy-five percent of all innovation comes from small business, and successful small businesses become large businesses," Togneri said. "Expanding technology-based entrepreneurial business is critical to the U.S. economy and IEEE members' career vitality and employment."
Visit the Village at http://www.ieeeusa.org/careers/entrepreneurs/.
IEEE-USA advances the public good and promotes the careers and public policy interests of more than 220,000 engineers, scientists and allied professionals who are U.S. members of the IEEE. IEEE-USA is part of the IEEE, the world's largest technical professional society with 360,000 members in 150 countries. For more information, go to http://www.ieeeusa.org.
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